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The Dorothy Project

May 23, 2014 West Wind Boat BuildingCompanyCustomer ProjectsShelley's Articles

“Not only is she beautiful as boats go with her fine lines, but she is also a fine sailing boat, fast for her size, gentle to handle, and extremely seaworthy. And she is a lucky boat, too, in that her owners have always, somehow, managed to maintain her, repair her, and restore her in such […]

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Hope Bay Boat Days 2014

May 21, 2014 West Wind Events

Visit Pender Island this June 28th & 29th to experience the Hope Bay Boat Days. A wonderful, family friendly event sure to impress with live outdoor music, kids boat building, rowing races and much more! visit hopebayboatdays.com for more information.

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Currently FOR SALE by West Wind

May 21, 2014 West Wind For Sale

Check out these past posts for more details on the items we have for sale: 12ft Wooden Daysailer – SOLD! Round Red Cedar Table Top

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A Little Body Sculpting to an Old Girl

May 16, 2014 West Wind Boat BuildingCustomer ProjectsReader's Corner

by guest blogger Ian McMurdo A Fraser River Gillnetter built at Albion Boatworks in 1962.  Originally gas-powered, converted to Perkins diesel 6-354 in the mid 80’s along with other technological goodies of the time such as Wagner hydraulic steering and autopilot.  A friend (former boss of mine) bought her from a retired fisherman about 15 years […]

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Lady With Good Bones Seeking Gentle Hands

March 24, 2014 Shelley Nielsen Boat BuildingCompanyMarineShelley's Articles

photo courtesy of LMS Museum. Robert and Margaret Lawson (Ladysmith, BC) of Brisen Boatworks donated this HMCS Rainbow Skiff to the Ladysmith Maritime Society (LMS) in 2010.  She entered retirement through public auction in 1929, and since then has languished as a lady of leisure – enjoying recreational ownership until 1977. At that point, Barry […]

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Ove Nielsen’s Ship Model

March 17, 2014 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingCompany

Ove Nielsen (Jan & Lars’ Dad) is a master ship model builder. Here he shows us his M/V. Falcon Rock. In Ove’s words: The name of the Ship is   ” M/V. Falcon Rock ” 1/2 ” scale, its about 25″ long, it is a Fisheries Patrol boat anno 1960, it is in private owner ship […]

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